Rear hatch noise

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by yeldogt, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. yeldogt

    yeldogt Active Member

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    I'm getting a rattle in the hatch area -- making a sound as if the hatch is moving independent of the body.

    Sound like the hatch is loose -- but it's not. If I grab hold of the wing and try and move the hatch ---- it's tight and I get no sound.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. mrstop

    mrstop PWR Mode

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    Mine just started rattling a week ago. SO ANNOYING! I think it is the bumper not doing its job. Here's some possible fixes I found earlier today:

    It's a "Rattler!" | PriusChat

    Fix 2010/2011 Prius Rattles for 99 cents (Neat Version) | PriusChat
     
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    DO check that the hatch floor is locked down, and check the storage tray. Any loose items in there will sound like a loose hatch.
     
  4. yeldogt

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    Thanks -- I actually think I have the one in the first picture.
     
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